While many Black celebrities have remained silent about the Aug. 9 police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, other popular stars have taken to social media and other outlets to state their feelings on the shooting and the protests afterward. These celebrities have mixed opinions and speculations that you may or may not agree with.
Rapper T.I. took to Instagram @troubleman31 to express his feeling about Brown’s killing.
“America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked & ignored. We were brought to this place, unaware of our own cultures, religion & traditions therefore, we created our own. Now look at us.
“For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken, lives shattered and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us.
“How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers, uncles, brothers & role models were killed & imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us.
“Our friends & relatives murdered and cast aside without thought, as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence? Now Look at us.